Parlamentarische Polizeigewalt im europäischen Kontext. Eine politische Kulturgeschichte / Parliamentary Police Power in a European Context. A Political and Cultural History
Parliaments were and are at risk. They can be hindered in their work by obstruction and violence in plenary, but also by unrest from outside. Not only since the January 6 United States Capitol attack has it been clear that parliaments, as a »sacred place«, require special protection so that the elected representatives of the people can debate peacefully and decide on effective solutions for the good of the whole.
The study is intended as a Cultural history of the parliamentary police. It focuses on conflict and crisis situations in the history of parliamentarianism. The author describes the emergence of parliamentary protection as a transnational learning and transfer process in which various models of parliamentary culture and the self-image of legislative bodies can be recognised.